Wedding Photographer in Perth


Professional Photography Seminars

Every photographer needs to get out there and go to seminars and participate in the community, meet other photographers, see other photographers who had succeeded  and see how they did it, and then go back and apply what they’ve learned or what they’ve decided to take in from the seminar and apply it.

This week we had the first Professional Photography Seminars, seminar in Melbourne. A great 2 day event, with 6 sensational speakers on the agenda:

  • Mercury Megaloudis
  • Yervant
  • Hilary Wardhaugh
  • Kira Likhterova
  • Dan O’Day
  • Samm Blake

All had different views on photography and the business of running a photography studio/showroom.

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This seminar was also an AIPP accredited one, so each photographer there who is a professional AIPP member would have got 25 points towards their annual requirement.  As AIPP members, we need to do a volume of professional development, this comes in the form of going to seminars and training sessions – which I think is great and it simply lifts the industry as we all learn from each other.

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WA AIPP Awards 2009

Recently I submitted in some photos into the West Australian AIPP awards, which are run a  bit different to the national AIPP awards.

The selection process is some what different, as we submit 3 images in a category and the judges choose 1, which they feel is the strongest, and then that goes into judging on another day.

Naturally I only shoot weddings, so all my images had and will have a wedding focus.

This photo got a great score of 79 out of 100, in WA AIPP portrait category.  This is  a photo of Angela took at her wedding. It has had a fair amount of work done to it in Photoshop. this photo was taken during the day and her husband Stephen is actually standing next to her (at least he was before the work was done to the image).

Wedding photographer in perth, portrait

The second image that was in the judging was an image I took of Jodie in Subiaco.  She is wearing her 2nd wedding dress on the day, which was her party dress and came out when Jodie was about to do her bridal waltz.  This wedding photo got 83/100 at the WA AIPP 2009 awards.

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Jodie was committed to the task and jumped around 30 times for me.  I’ll talk about the whole shoot in another post and will go over lighting and what work was done to the photo.

All in all, it was excellent experience and I look forward to next year’s WA AIPP awards.

AIPP – Australian Institute of Professional Photographers

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AIPP 2009 Submitted Entries

Recently I got SILVER for my Wedding Album at the AIPP 2009 National Awards. I also submitted in 4 photos which got great marks, but missed out on the awards by a few points unfortunately.

They were entered into the Open Wedding Photo category of the AIPP 2009 National competition.  So I was competing with all the big names in wedding photography from Australia.  Yervant Zanazanian took out the winning prize and 2nd place went to Marcus Bell in the wedding category.

These are still great images, so I wanted to share them with you.

AIPP Awards 2009

AIPP Awards 2009


AIPP Awards 2009

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AIPP APPA 2009 – SILVER award for Wedding Album

I entered the AIPP APPA awards this year for the first time. I’ve resisted entering my photos into any awards up until now and  being presented with a SILVER award for the AIPP APPA Wedding Album 2009, has been a great result.

I need to thank Melissa and Suren for letting me photograph their wedding and for them in trusting me with my artistic expression and their beautiful wedding. On top of that the coverage comes the album creation, where Natalie has put in exception effort in assisting with this excellent result.

The Wedding Album can be viewed by watching it here, or in HD on YouTube buy clicking the link below:

AIPP – Australian Institute of Professional Photographers

APPA – Australian Professional Photography Awards

Melissa and Suren’s Wedding Photo Gallery can be viewed from these links

aipp_wedding_album_silver_award_2009-lg AIPP Wedding Album 2009 Silver Award Wedding Gallery for Melissa & Suren, AIPP 2009 Silver Award for Wedding Album
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